Travel Alerts

Road Closures

Please check the CalTrans website and the Monterey County Public Works website for the latest road closures.

* Palo Colorado Road- Closure at approximately mile post 3.3.

* Highway 1 in Big Sur- Closed from Ragged Point to Lucia due to mudslide.

Park Closures

Please note the current conditions for Monterey County Parks:

* POINT LOBOS is tentatively closed through January 23, 2017 due to weather. For updates click here.

* ANDREW MOLERA State Park is closed until further notice due to flooding from recent heavy rains.

* JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS State Park is closed until further notice.

* PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park continues to be closed due to the impact from the 2016 Soberanes Fire and flooding from recent heavy rains. Buzzards Roost Trail is also closed until further notice.

* PFEIFFER BEACH is also closed until further notice due to flooding and road damage.

* GARRAPATA State Park is open on the west side of Highway 1. All park lands east of Highway 1 closed to public entry, due to the 2016 Soberanes Fire.

* POINT SUR LIGHT STATION is open for guided tours, though tours may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

* LIMEKILN State Park is open, but  may be inaccessible at any time due to road closures of Highway 1 as a result of rock slides.

For more information and updates on current conditions, please call the California State Parks Big Sur Sector Office at (831) 667-1112 or the Big Sur Station at (831) 667-2315. Check the CalTrans website for up-to-date road conditions on Highway 1.

Soberanes Fire


LOCATION: Los Padres National Forest, Ventana Wilderness, Monterey County

US FOREST SERVICE TRAIL AND ROAD CLOSURES: A forest closure order was implemented on September 2nd to close the trails and roads within the Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger. The order prohibits going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Monterey Ranger District. For a complete list of closures please visit:


  • Andrew Molera State Park – all lands east of Highway 1 closed to public entry
  • Garrapata State Park- all park lands east of Highway 1 closed to public entry through Spring 2017
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park- the Big Sur Lodge and Buzzard’s Roost Trail are open; all other area of the park are closed to the public
  • John Little State Natural Reserve closed until further notice
  • Bottchers Gap closed until further notice
  • Nacimiento Campground
  • Ponderosa Campground
  • Mill Creek Redwood Preserve closed indefinitely

Click here for the Soberanes Fire incident page.

TO DONATE: If you would like to donate to local relief efforts to the fire victims, please visit the Coast Property Owners Association (CPOA) and the Community Foundation for Monterey County webpages.

Holman Highway Construction

For the latest information, please visit the TAMC website here.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit their website at:

Highway 68 Roundabout project

Monterey Pipeline Project

  • January 2017 work will begin in Pacific Grove to Monterey
  • They are working one block at a time to help alleviate road closures.  Residents are allowed access to their homes.  They also try to finish work at about 3:30pm to open up roads to accommodate commute traffic  home.

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